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Rifle Rock Climbing 


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Description 

The home of Rifle Mountain Park - home of the some of best hard sport limestone climbing in America.

Getting There 

Right off I70 at exit 90.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.3 miles from here

390 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',42],['3 Stars',145],['2 Stars',161],['1 Star',40],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',5],['5.8',8],['5.9',10],['5.10',52],['5.11',79],['5.12',126],['5.13',95],['>=5.14',12],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Rifle

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rifle:
Lovin' You is a Dirty Job   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Ice Cave Walls : Upper Ice Caves (Feline are...
Rumor Has It   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Rifle Mountain Park : The Sapper Cave
80 Feet of Meat   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Meat Wall
Feline   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   Ice Cave Walls : Upper Ice Caves (Feline are...
Rehabilitator   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Project Wall
Ricochet   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Rifle Mountain Park : The Winchester Cave
Defenseless Betty   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Project Wall
Cardinal Sin   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Meat Wall
Genesis   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Rifle Mountain Park : The Sanctuary
Pinch Fest   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Ruckman Cave
Easy Skankin'   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Anti-Phil Wall
I Am Not A Philistine   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Rifle Mountain Park : Anti-Phil Wall
Pretty Hate Machine   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Arsenal
Pump-O-Rama   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Arsenal
Beer Run   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Rifle Mountain Park : Ruckman Cave
Eulogy   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Lower Tier : West Facing
The Beast   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Wasteland
Sprayathon   5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Arsenal
Zulu   5.14- 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Wicked Cave
7 P.M. Show   5.14- 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Rifle Mountain Park : The Winchester Cave
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Featured Route For Rifle
Rock Climbing Photo: Ricochet.

Ricochet 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  CO : Rifle Mountain Park : The Winchester Cave
Ricochet. This must be one of my favorite climbs at Rifle and is a brilliant addition that gives even gumbies like myself something to climb. A bit uphill from the cave proper and on the left is a vertical wall with grey to blue stone. The left of two routes is Ricochet (Noto bene: the FA data were incorrectly attributed in Hassan's guide. Mark Tarrant put up this terrific climb during the start up years at Rifle.). Big reaches to crisp edges with intricate footwork and sustained climbing can b...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Rifle Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Rifle Mountain Park, photo: Bob Horan.
Rifle Mountain Park, photo: Bob Horan.
Rock Climbing Photo: Climb.
Climb.
Rock Climbing Photo: Warming up at Rifle, photo: Bob Horan.
Warming up at Rifle, photo: Bob Horan.
Rock Climbing Photo: Debaser.
Debaser.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pullin' down on a Rifle overhang, photo: Bob Horan...
Pullin' down on a Rifle overhang, photo: Bob Horan...
Rock Climbing Photo: Ben K. climbing.
Ben K. climbing.

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By Joey Williams
May 13, 2016
Looking for AM Rifle climbing partners for the coming weeks and basically all summer.... Probably around 9 AM.
I could climb until 12 PM Mon, Fri, Sat.
I could climb until 3 PM Sun, Tues, Wed.
Thursdays all day!
Climb with me!!!!

Primarily a star chasing, gear plugger but can climb 5.12, perhaps pull moves on 12+ - but I never care enough to analyze it, I just climb good routes.

PEACE.

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